Love & Karts

Written on December 4, 2008 by
blog, videogames

A tall friend of mine recently shared a Youtube video with me of a beautiful and eloquent Mario Kart themed love song, which you can find below:

Mario Kart Love Song

When I first saw it, the video had a couple thousand views, but now it’s jumped to nearly 760,000! And for good reason. Not only is the song well written and extremely catchy, but Blinktwice4y has captured something every geeky male has wanted to do since the dawn of obsession: being nerdy AND attracting girls at the same time.

The geek inside every guy dreams of meeting the perfect girl who enjoys the same things and is more than happy with a simple evening of Pizza and playing video games, watching the football game, rolling the D20s in Dungeons & Dragons or whatever your object of affection is. In the end, that’s the kind of girl every guy wants to end up with.

Wait… What were we talking about again? Right… video game based music. Why don’t we see more of it? Sure there are video game cover bands, like minibosses, The OneUps and The Advantage, nerdcore rappers like Optimus Rhyme and mc chris, and a few rare video game inspired tunes like Andy McKee’s Samus’ Stardrive.

But I’m talking an industry here! There’s so much potential as video games become a greater part of our lives. Nearly everyone is a “casual” gamer nowadays, so they can at least relate to the concepts. So if you’re a musician, get out there and write some gaming themed music! I’ll do my part, you help pick up the slack.

Speaking of music, Ringl enlightened me to a little game I had no clue I was winning at (no, not the game which I incidentally just lost at)! The object of this game is to simply avoid hearing the song “Christmas Shoes” this holiday season. So far I’ve been one of the fortunate few to have never (consciously) heard this song. I think that makes me a winner by default.

If you haven’t already lost at this game, then please play along at home. I’ve heard of things getting pretty competitive with some anonymous phone calls being sent with the song blaring.

So join in on the fun and recruit your friends to celebrate in this fantastic Christmas game! Let us know in the comments if you’ve already lost and/or how you plan to get other people “out” as well.

4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. Brian White  •  December 4, 2008 @8:37 am

    I just read most of warptubes…and it definately rocks. BTW, shaw i need to give you back your GPS.

  2. Cassie  •  December 5, 2008 @12:39 pm

    Now all I can think about is that I wanna eat pizza, play Mario Kart, and bake some delish cupcakes! Ahh … now that’s a Friday night!

  3. Shaw  •  December 5, 2008 @12:47 pm

    That sounds like an invitation to me!

  4. Elise King Solomon  •  December 9, 2008 @1:11 pm

    As some may know, I’m in a graduate school program that focuses on the business side of the arts. We have had many discussions in class about how symphonies are having a hard time attracting younger audiences.

    Why is this? Because younger audiences can’t relate to classical music! The music is OLD and BORING if you don’t understand it. What do young people understand and relate to? Video game music.

    I have heard classic video game music (specifically, Smash Brothers music) performed by full symphonies, and it’s amazing! I don’t see why more symphonies incorporate this into their programming…. (licensing issues?)

    Anyway, great post! I still remember you dressing up and playing the Mario theme on your electric guitar.